The Elmo J Karjalainen Guitar Academy.

Do You Want To Learn Lead Guitar? Do You Want To Progress Faster On The Guitar, While Having More Fun?

Welcome to the Elmo J Karjalainen guitar academy.

  • Becoming a great guitarist requires great self-discipline, right? WRONG! In this course I will show you why you don’t need great self-discipline.
  • If you have the desire to learn, then I can show you how.

So what do you need? Really there’s not a whole lot you need. You need a guitar (bet you didn’t see that one coming…haw haw). You also need a desire to learn. If you have those you’ll be fine.

  • Discover the TRUTH about learning guitar.
  • Practice makes perfect they say, and fun makes you practice.

Does it matter what you practice? Yes and no. Every guitar player needs certain things, and some things are better learned earlier. Many teachers would have you learn things according to a certain formula. I believe there are two things you need to get started. After that people tend to drift in different directions, depending on preferences. And that is fine. Following my advice will mean that you can improve much faster in the areas you want to improve. There are a few tools that will help you learn on your own, and a few things I think can help you progress even faster.

  • Discover my single most important practice routine.
  • Discover what to do to become a better guitarist.

When I started I had real trouble getting going. It took me two years to really start learning. I can show you how to kick start that learning process. I practiced constantly during my teenage years. At some point I stumbled across a practice routine that has worked wonders for me. It lets me improve multiple areas of my playing efficiently. Nowadays it’s especially good for me, as I don’t have much time to practice.

  • Learn the secret behind the greatness of the greats.
  • Learn all the exercises and techniques that I used to get where I am.

Here’s the truth. It will take many hours from you. You will get what you put into it. But there is no reason you can’t do it. There is absolutely no reason it has to be hard work, and there is no need for great self-discipline. The true greats all have something in common. Let me show you what that is, and how you can make it work for you. 

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn how to play lead guitar in the genres rock, blues, metal, neo-classical, fusion, and shred. It even has elements of jazz and country, although you won’t learn those styles here.

This course is for anyone who has been struggling to improve.

If you’re a complete beginner, then this is probably not for you (although it might be, if you want to start learning lead guitar playing).

What you will get:

  • At the time of writing, 40 fun and well presented videos.
    • Topics include technique (both basic and advanced), theory, the mental side of playing, improvisation and creativity, production and more.
    • More videos added as we go along.
    • That’s a value of over $1,000 (and rising) for just $200, or $10/month. If you want the monthly option, you get that over at You can even try the Academy out and decide not to pay that way.
  • Tabs for lessons where tab is required.
  • Various backing tracks for you to play along to.
  • Access to streaming videos, and the option to download.
  • Tons of fun and easy to understand exercises.
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Lifetime access
  • The tools to become a great guitarist!

Here’s what a couple of people have thought about the lessons:

Buy lifetime access, or read the reviews, here (or read more below):

Elmo Karjalainen’s start learning guitar now 110% hassle free 60 day satisfaction guarantee.

If you aren’t happy with this course, we will refund you 110% of your money, no questions asked. That is how confident I am in this material. You can even buy the course, download all the material, and then ask for a refund. That might be a bit of a risk for me, but it’s one I’m willing to take, because I truly want to help you to become a better guitarist. How do you get the refund? Just send me an email and I’ll refund you, no questions asked.

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So who am I to teach anyone anything? Well, I’ve taught guitar for quite a while, and music at elementary school level for many years. Am I a good player? Check out the video below (if you’re not familiar with me), or the “Praise the Bearded Person” section. Yngwie seemed to think I was, and so have both fans and critics.

As you can see, I know what I’m teaching, so I’m not just saying “do what I say, not what I do”.

If you have questions, feel free to email

Anyone can become a great guitarist. If I could, so can you. Even Django Reinhardt did, and he was missing two fingers on his left hand! I can show you how I did that, and how you can too. And with the 60-day 110% satisfaction guarantee, you’re completely safe and protected.

Here’s what you and I both know. One year from now you will certainly arrive. The question is where? That is your decision to make right now.